Letters to the Editor

October 29, 2021

I’m writing today to express my strong support for Mary Barchetto and Jill Orlich for Glen Rock Borough Council. Mary has done so much for Glen Rock in her first term, and I know that Jill will make an incredible contribution to our Council.  I’ve known Mary for several years now, and I can say ...

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I am writing today in support of Mary Barchetto and Jill Orlich for Glen Rock Borough Council. I have had the privilege of working alongside Mary as a Council Member for almost two years. She embodies all of the qualities that a resident could possibly want in a member of a governing body.  Mary ...

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My husband and I moved to Montville in 1998 specifically for the excellent school system. However, in 2018 we made the decision to move our children out of William Mason and Lazar to attend private schools. It was in no way what we had intended to do but felt we had no other choice but to put the ...

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The Edison Field proposal is a "bad idea" ... just for what it will do to traffic and parking. Both are already stressed in this Ward 4 neighborhood that proudly serves Westfield sports with Kehler Field-House and the Edison Middle School fields. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, those of us living in Ward 4 ...

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As the race for Summit’s Common Council has progressed, there have been a lot of declarations that “Party doesn’t matter when it comes to city government.”  In fact, a former mayor, who no longer lives here, wrote “we can still look beyond political parties.”  That same former mayor used to be fond ...

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The Republican candidates for Lewisboro Town Board have run on a platform of “unity”, but it strikes me that in their actions, the Republican candidates have actually created division. Let me tell you why. Last June, Jane Crimmins introduced a hallmark resolution asserting that the Town of ...

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In just a few days, Westfield residents will have an opportunity to vote for an individual who aligns with their values to represent them on the town council. For me, this means I'll be voting for Amanda Como representing Ward 1. MORE: Early Voting Has Started in Union County. Public Advised ...

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Sometime in 2005 I was attending a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at St. Christopher’s church.  Since it was a well attended event it was not surprising to see politicians campaigning casually among the attendees given it was also an election year.  Among them was Mike Luther, the Democratic candidate ...

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I am writing this letter of endorsement for Tom Foregger for the Board of Education. As a mother of 2 young children in this district I have great concern about how the current board has conducted themselves over the last year and a half. My concerns started with how the reconfiguration ...

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What Does Barberio Mean by Smart Growth? Incompetence Proven During Administration. Waterview, UPS/PILOT Deal to Mountainway for Forge Pond Quid Pro Quo. Barberio insists on his false version of what really happened at Waterview and more. Let us begin with Barberio’s spending under Inglesino ...

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A beautiful community is usually reflective of the passion, dedication and hard work of the local governing body. This realization is readily apparent as one meanders through the lovely Borough of New Providence. Streets are well paved, sidewalks are clean, police presence on hand in case of ...

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I have known Rebecca for many years.  Meeting on the sidewalks of AWR when,  my now HS seniors twin boys ,were probably 4th graders.  Rebecca would show up making friends, making conversations and always positive. Flash forward to the present, she is still doing the same thing.  Showing up, ...

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Dear Editor,  Please accept the following endorsements for Education Matters for JCBOE, Frank Gilmore for Ward F Council and Chris Gadsden and Amy De Guise for Council at Large. As a former resident of Paulus Hook since 2005 and a homeowner in Ward F since 2011 I have had the opportunity ...

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Dear Editor, I’m delighted to enthusiastically endorse Kaitlin Wittleder for election to the South Orange & Maplewood Board of Education. Kaitlin has a passion for community affairs that she’s expressed in her volunteer engagement over the years.  In addition to her passion, her professional ...

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To the Editor: Since July, it has been my distinct pleasure to walk the many diverse and unique neighborhoods and communities in Bridgewater with Jill Gladstone, Jennifer Feigley and Saad Toor.  Through the sweltering heat of July and August and the heavy rains of September and the frankly odd ...

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To the Editor: In the precedent-setting case of Island Trees School District vs. Pico (1982), a closely divided Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in favor of the students. Writing for the plurality, Justice William Brennan reasoned that the First Amendment right to express ideas must be supported by an ...

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To the Editor: Recently Councilwoman Jocelyn Mathiasen published a candidate statement denigrating Republicans for their inability to be fiscally responsible “at any level of government”.  Such a statement is ludicrous considering that her own party is pulling out all the stops to ram through ...

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I have serious concerns with the candidates who are challenging the incumbents in this year's Bernards Township School District BOE election. I understand if people are unhappy with the budget and want new eyes on it. I understand that we have collectively been stressed by the events of the last ...

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Sadly, our local school election has become very politicized and has begun to mirror other towns in the nation and this is very troubling to me.  As a minority resident of Bernards Township for 20+ years,  I am astounded at the stance of the Light/Nastro challengers for the Board of Education ...

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I am writing this letter in support of Christine Ead, Council Candidate for the Borough of Watchung. I have known Christine and her family for over eighteen years, and I am proud to call her my friend. Christine will be an asset to the Borough Council with her years of experience working in ...

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Dear Editor, People often ask me why my husband and I have chosen to stay in Hoboken and raise our family here. That question intensified during the darkest days of the pandemic. The answer thankfully has remained the same: this is an amazing place to raise a family.  A big part of why ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To our Friends and Neighbors of all Political Affiliations, As a New Jersey resident, Tuesday November 2nd may be the most important election of your lifetime. As we sign this letter, we ask you to consider the stark difference between New Jerseyan Jack Ciattarelli, a moderate, principled, small ...

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To the Editor: I personally know Freddie, and I know, without a doubt, that he is the right man for the job for Chatham Boro Council! Freddie is a common-sense man with a common-sense approach. He will press for fiscal responsibility, something that is so needed right now for small businesses in ...

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I am writing this letter in support of Christine Ead, Council Candidate for the Borough of Watchung. I have known Christine and her family for over eighteen years, and I am proud to call her my friend. Christine will be an asset to the Borough Council with her years of experience working in ...

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I am fed up with the EMS ongoing EMS battle in town. The arguments have stretched so far form the core issue that they aren’t relevant anymore. The township did not shut down the rescue squads. Evan Shegoski, River Road Rescue Squad’s chief, shut them down. A quick start, I am tired of Evan ...

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  To the Editor: It is the clear choice to vote for candidates Jennifer Asay and Committee member Andrew McNally for Bernards Township Committee.  They both have the experience and expertise to serve our community.  By their extensive service to the community, they have demonstrated that they ...

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